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THE SUN ECLIPSE.
'Fhe View 9f the Phenoulena at, Differ-.
ent Peints--Righty Satisfactory -and
(By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.]
Vistomares, Indiana, August 7-.--;•Thei
eclipse was seen here under the most
favorable circumstances. The sky was
perfectly clear. It commenced at 4:17
p. at. and was total at 5:15. The duration
of the total obscaration was two minutes
and thirty seconds. It ended at six
o'clock twelve minutes. The corona
was very brilliant, giving about as much
light as an ordinary moon. Mercury,
Venus and Jupiter were plainly seen,
but none of the fixed stars appeared.
AT SHELBYVILLE, E.Y.
SHELBYVILLE, via EMINENCE, Ky.,
Aug. 7.—The observations here to-day
were very satisfactory ad in many re
spects gratifying. The fo n llowing persons
- comprised e joint board of observation
for Shelby th ville: Prof. Joe. W b inloek, of
Harvard University, in charge of the ob
servations of the phenomena, assisted by
Alvin G. Clark, Prof. at Cambridge;
G. W. Dean, ot the Coast Survey,
in charge of - the observations of
precision, assisted by. F. Blake, Jr.,
_ of the Coast Survey; J. A.WhipPle,of Bos
se ton, assisted by Geo. Clark and J. Pender-,
e gast, had charge of photographs; Prof.
Searle, of New York, devoted himself to
observations of general phenomena, and
, during the total phase was to search for
inter-mercurial planets; sub-assistant T.
H. Agnew also devoted himself to obser-,
vations of general phenomena, and had ,
charge of the observatory arrangements,
being assisted by R. E. Sherrad, of Lou
isville. The meteorological observations
.` were made by Prof. Seymour, of Louis
' - vine, • and Robert Louis, of Shel
byville. Among the amateurs present
were Mr. Bowditch, .of Boston, a son of
the celebrated astronomer. One orthe
most important discoveries made by
' Prof. Winlock, st the spectroscope, was
eleven bright lines in the spectrum of
the protuberances of the sun, only five
-having ever heretofore been determined.
He 'also observed a shower ot , meteors
" between the moon and the earth. The
party are jubilant over their success.
'Photographs of the Sun were taken at
different times during the partial °tem
ration. The beautiful red flames or solar
protuberances were visible to the naked
eye. Bailey's beads. as well as the dark
" - and dismal-shadow of the moon sailing
away through the air, were noted by a
party of amateurs stationed on the top of
Sheloy College. The sky was perfectly
clear and everything seemed to propitiate
the success of observations. There were
ten or twelve mounted instruments in
use on the oon, theprincipal one of
whichwas the ccasi Shelby College telescope,
which was handled by Prof. Winiock, as-,
sisted by Alvin G. Clark, of Cambridge,
' Mass ' This is a fine " instrument, and
cost $4,000; it once rankedthird in the
United States. Vega, Venus and
Mercury were-visible to the naked eye
during the total phase. Mr. Searle,
whose duty it was to search for inter
mercurial planets, did not succeed in
finding any; reporting nothing fainter
than regular near the sun..: • •
When the sunlight commenced to be
come dim a - large number of citizens
rushed to the college grounds, the head
quarters of the observation. Eight rein
otes before the total phase the usual phe
nomet a of disturbance among the birds c f
the air and cattle occurred. - Six minutes
before totality a deathly ashen hue over
spread the races of all present and for
awhile the firmest hearted were terrified.
The scene -during totality was en awful
one, and when the sunlight appeared
again a shoat of exultation went up trona
the great crowd -on the college grounds.
' AW DES
DES NIOLVES, August 7.—An unclouded
sky allowedthe many observers gather
ed at this point • to witness the solar
•eclipse with great distinctness, a slight
haze only interfering to prevent a satis
factory search for planets supposed to ex
ist inside the orbitof Mercury. Accord
ing to Prof. G. H. Stafford's observations
the first cotact occurred at three o'clock
forty-threen minutes an four seconds:
commencement of total obscuration four
°o'clock fori*-five minutes .and thirty
seconds; end of totality four o'clock
- forty-eight minutes and twenty-two sec
onds; last contact five o'clock fortY-ilve
minutes and ieleven seconds —these
points of time beingfrom six to twenty
two seconds later than calculated accord
ing to Washington ephemeris. '•
Prof. klilyasd, observing at another
point, noted nearly the same differeneebe
-tween calculations and observations.
i. The corona. nearly rhomboidal in forin,
was very distinct and extended at some
pointelialf a degree beyond the edgeOf
- the sun's disc. Rose colored protuberau
eas.appeared toitbe number of five or sir,
the greatest being on the sun's south
Prof. Harkness' observation of pr
berances in the apectrosewe shows differ
ent epeetra for eaeh. But a single band
was thrown by thecorona.
; Prof. Eastman's observation of the
thermometer thawed a fat of thiren
degrees - in temperature during- the te
gress of the eclipse.
The total observation lastektwo min
- tam; Afty-twoaud a half seconds. Venue
and Mercury were distinctly visible to
the. naked eye. The most interesting,
featurein the aspect of the can was the
protuberanees or beads. The largest one.
already mentioned, was semi-eircnisr in
shape, with a finger extending one
. eighth part of the sun's diameter direct
ly downward as one looked. Another
right limb wasahaped much like the two
borne of -the antelope. The greatest
length, of tire corona was_in the direc
tion of, the eliptic. .
AT SPRIXOPIELD, ILLS.
Catos,oo, Animst 7.—The eclipse at
Springfield, Ills., was a startling and
sublime phenomenon. - The sky was
perfectly clear, Dot a cloud being visible.
Prof. Pearce,-of Harvard, had charge of
the, observations, which were made near
the city • reservoir. A hundred photo !
graphs of the eclipse were taken by Mr.
Black, of Boston., When the total o NMl
ration took place the heavens and the
earth' presented. seer° of awful sublim.
its , A brilliant..amber colored corona
aPpeared around. the sun and :noon.,
emoting rays of ' light, outward in all
directions, while the whole horizon
was illuminated with a light of 1
and planets Mer- I
of fixed stars were distictly visible, but '
no planet orbs between Mercury and the
sun were discovered. A brilliant rose
coloredsillme, or protuberance, was no
ticed on the western limb of the sun dur
ing the period of-total ohscuration. The
phenomena known as "Bailey's beads"
was also distinctly witnessed. The phe
nomena, Prof. Pearce thinks. is occa
sioned by refracticn of light. He is
also satisfied that the corona- or halo
obserbed at the tune of - the to
tal obscuration was occasioned by
the sun's atmosphere. Chas. Schott,
the coast survey, had charge of the gen of
eral arrangements and with a powerful
telescope observed ' particularly the form
of the protuberances, and-made a special i
observation, in connection with the pho- I
tographer. W. P. Montague, a graduate
of Harvard College this year, was detailed
to note the time by the chronometer, and
during the entire eclipse, from its com
mencement to Its final close, never for a
moment allowed his eye to wander from
the dial plate, thus losing sight of the
eclipse in any of its phases. .
During the total obscuration of the
sun a silence like death rested all over
the city, birds flew to their nests, fowls to
their roosts, and chickens to the friendly
wings of shelter. A drove of cows near
the resorvoir, with heads and tails erect,
and with a startled, frightened look,
started for the city, and did not cease
running until old Sol once more shone
forth. There were many other incidents
during the eclipse. Dogs were seen
to gaze in wonder at the terrible ap
of the sky and remained during
the total obscuration' in an attitude of
alarm and wonderment, but at the mo
ment the first ray of the sun appeared
expressed the joy they felt in a way that
dogs only can.
The observations made by the scientific
gentlemen have been all that could be
desired. The photographs taken by Mr.
Black have neer been eualled in num
ber or perfectness of exp q ectation,
AT MATTOON' ILLINOIS.
The observations at this place were
made by Prof. G. W. Hough; of Dudley
Observatory, Albany, New York. Prof.
1 David Murray, Rutger's College, New,
Brunswick, New Jersey, .Prof. L. M.
Easterday, Hillsboro, Illinois. Prof. John
C. Hause, Waterford, Now York, Lewis
Swift, Marthalon county. New York, and
Charles Simonds, New York city, late of.
Dudley Observatory. The instruments
made use of were ordinary telescopes.
Oee: of them, however, was proyided
with means for accurately measuring the
diversions of the protuberance on the
sun and the corona, or surrounding halo.
A chrouographer was employed to note
accurately the time of the phenomena.
The time was obtained by telegraph
communication from .Dudley Observa
tory at Albany, N. Y. Ten minutes and
fifteen seconds past four the eclipse
commenced, the moons first contact with
the sun occurring when the 'former was
nineteen degrees south or the solar
emlator on the west side. The thermo
meter, which a few moments before had
risen o 102 degrees,heiran to fall rapid
ly. Gradually the darkness or twilight
spread over the earth, sinall illies. gnats,
and other heralds of night, thickly flut
tered in the air, until, at eleven minutes
past five, the unanimous exclamation
from the eager spectators announced
the visible advent of the first star, Reg
ulue. At precisely eleven minutes
seventeen seconds past tive the sun's
shining face was obscured and star after
star appeared. The corona threw its
brilliant coruscations of , luminous light
around the black sphere. For two WW-
I/tea and thirty seconds the darkness
was (null to that of a mooribig,ht night
and tile temperature was forty-two de
grees cooler than one hour before. The
countenances t:L• the spectators assumed
a gifistly, unnatural hue, the eky
was >of a light purplish color.
excepting near the horizon, where
the aspect, was of that golden radiance
with which it glows alter a beautiful sun
set. The climax occurred, when, at the
close of the totality, like adult of silver
lightning, thefirst ray of eunlight shot
suddenly out piercing the gloom in a
second, illumining the .worid. The
eclipse ended at nine minutes and twenty
two se . zonds past six o'clock.
In the observations the phenomena
corresponded precisely with compute.
tions previously made. Six spots were
visible on the surface of the sun before
the eclipse, two of which were very
prominent, and the otheris much less line
As the eclipse progressed towards totali
ty the form of the !noon became visit:le.
The phenomena of "Bailey's heads"
weee seen distinctly by al/tbe observers.
extending through an arc of at least ally
degrees. The moment the eclipse be
came total theflame like protuberances
were seen with wonderful .distinctness,
one very large on the lower 'limb of the
sun anti three nearly as large on the up
per limb, while at least seven or eight "of
them in all were visible. The .ene on
the right hand or lower limb had some
what.the appearance of a full.nigged ship.
with sails set. In its part neare st the
moon ware two or three jet Week , spots
To the naked eye it seemedas though
there were openings or fissure. in the
moon. two on the east side sad one on
the south-west. Just after Lbe total
eclipse, through the openings the lurid
glow 0 the sun was distinctly visible.
The Wrens watt apparent toad obsereem.
either with or without instruments. It
was not, as generall described in books,
.etc.. a halo of light surrottuding the
moon, there was distinctly seen te be five
pointed prongs on the lower .knel ewe on
the upper circumference of the moon!
These points presented a radial appear. , :
since. The generally received theory
regarding this corona s that Res the at
mosphere of the sun, cies not seem to be
sustained by oeservationei made at. tide
Faint: Ii is conjectured that the oaten
la iu some way caused ;hy the phenom
ena of light passing thnbugh the atmos
Although search weal made no planeta
ry bodies were observed between Mercu
ry and the MO.
Venuh. D'hring t h e totality
phase Mercury, s, Regulus,
Saturn and other sta i rs were visible. The
temperature in the shade at the be
of the eclipee was
degrees, during i f etality forty-iive de
grees, and at the e Id of the eclipse it bad
risen to seventy d 'grams At 8:40 in the
sun, on the grasce7the thermometer was
at one hundredlitegrees. A few minutes
after four o'eloc it rose to one hundred
and two degrees , while - &ding the total
eclipseit fell to fifty degrees, but suttee
epiently rose to Oightrdegt l3l3B .
T oetioAtio.., ,
ie daYmaisitheanliful cop,
Pe desired by the enthhei
•• • •
all 'that could
SSLiO star gazers; At ,ten minutes after ' minute, which lasted until five o'clock
four o'clock the edges of the two bodies twenty g m and thirty.-five seconds;
just appeared to come in contact. The end of the. eclipse, six o'clock, fourteen
spectacle at this time wae.:like a very minutes and foriy-four. seconds.l, jidean
bright tire emitting a black iolutrie of time observations were taken with a me
smoke, only that the smoke passed . off dium size telescope by T. D. Lovett.
below ratherthan above the flame. Fir- , AT WHEELI
teen minutes and then it was to be obsery- Wur.saartn, August .—The weather
ed that the black bod was gradually o'er
I , to:day . was clear and beautiful, affording
clouding the sun, th, light from that body a distinct ,yiew of the eclipse. ' About,
grew less and leas powerfuland a cool
_. tane.teriths of the sun's disc was cover
breeze sprung from he north. The edgv.... ed. The first dark spot was visible at 4:30
of the horizon faded into distinctness, r. x. It continued to enlarge until it
and darkness seemed to be coming up attained its fullness, about 5:40 P. 3.t.,
from below rather than down from when it gradually grew leas, and had en
above. Another ' half hour, and two= tirely disappeared by 6:30 P. at. The
thirds of the face of the sun was ob- entire, population were on the streets
soured. The light now _assumed a mei. . with smoked and colored glasses viewing
low cast of the peculiarhue that is OM- the sight. , I •
lent just after a clear sunset on a warm AT WHITE SULPHUR s'enixes.
July evening. From the small spot of
the sun which was still left fres, the light GREEN-% Balm Vitsrre Singstra
appeared to be struggling to main- SPrallosi. West Va., August S.—The
eclipse yesterday caused• the - thermo•
tain its accustomed supremacy. Five
- meter suddenly to ,fall with great rapid
minutes more, and down in the
streets it had bg l abrae qu ite dark; ity, and the weather so cold that
many establishments lighted' their frost. as,sisible this morning..„„
gas; the pigeons and swallows that 'fart •' , _ - AT INDIANAPOLIS. . •
some time had been flying hero and
rsinaryaoms, August B .— This city
there sought their perches preparatory was outside the belt or the total eclipse,
to going to sleep; out of the blue and but the observation was nearly total,
purple space above large gold stars be- - being thirty-live thirty-sevenths.
Ran to shine and twinkle; the planet •
Venus was plainly visible to the pelted - AT MEMPHIS.
eye, as were also several eaterS alike Mzurms, August 7.—The eclipse of
magnitude. Everything wore ',the ap- the sun began at 4:27 and ended at 5:16.
pearance of a genuine sun set, only that Fully seven-eighths of the dice was ob•
the light appeared to be more penned.
sickly and less rich and golden on
such occasions, being more like the light
that falls from a polar sun in midwinter.
All that was left of the km looked like
a fairy powder horn hung on heaven's
arches. A rainbow hue surround ed the
darkened planet and appeared to be
pushing out waves of light outwards and
upwards and sideways. Just as the
greatest Part of the sun was covered it
appeared like twilight on an autumnal
evening, cold and , cheerless. As the
moon began to niove away - the flood of
liht rushed out again as if glad to escape
from a forced imp risonment and reveal
ed the sun as gradually ea it covered it
.12r BT. LOMB
ST. Louis, Aug. 7.—The weather to day I
has been cool and clear, with the excep
tion of a few flying clouds, and very favor
able for observing the eclipse. The latter
excited unusual attention and was
watched through all its pbases with great
interest. The streets were full of obser
vers with smoked and stained glass and
every house had delighted gazers. At
the greatest obscurity of the sun's disc
the corona was diatinctly visible and pre.
Rented a beautiful appearance, even to
the naked eye, at this point, there - still
being one hundredth of the son's disc
unobscured. Venus and several other
stars were visible. The mercury has
ranged between seventy and eighty all
day, and during the eclipse there was a
stiff, cool breeze. No results of scientific
observations are yet at hand, therefore,
the different phases of the phenomenon
cannot be stated, but it began tit four and
terminated at six o'clock.
AT LOUIFATIZE, itiotrumtv.
LOU tsvir.i.v., Augilst 7—The weather
to-day was perfectly clear and delightful.
TThousands of spectators asserh bled on
ile streets to view the solar eclipse. The
first external contact commenced at four
o'clock. twenty-live minutes and twenty
five seconds; beginning •of total eclipse
five o'clock, twenty-five minutes end
twenty.five seconds; duration Of the
same two mintues and fifty-six seeondtg
end of the eclipse six o'clock, twenty-one.
minutes • and fifty-eight seoonds. The
point of the sun first obscured was about
eighteen degrees north of west. During
the total immersion the scene was hi
tenly Interesting. The
dark bluish tint and the
• objects of a copper color. Several stars
were plainly visible. among them Mer
cury and Jupiter. When entirely hid a
beautiful faint crown of light surround
ed the sun, and faint streaks, like jets of
flame, wore seen protruding from the
edge. During the totality the teutpere
• Lure was very cool.
AT WILILII¢UTON, - I~•'<%
Witxt:IOTON, August 7.—Thestreets
and house tops were crowded with peo.
Die to witness the eclipse of the sun this
evening. The following observations
were taken frocn the top of the Dawson
bulk buildings. Washington time being
the standard. The time of the greatest
obscuration was at six and a quarter
minutes past six; time of the beginning •
of the totaphase tree adulates past Mx;
end of the total phase six and a half
minutes past six; negiuningoftheeclipse
penumbra. five minutes past five: and of
the eclipse penumbra tifty•Cour minutes
past taxi This was the grandest spent's.
cle'ever beheld. During the total ob.
nitration the stars shone almost as bright
as at night, and s the fowls ivdtitito roost,
three-quarters of au hour earlier than
usual. 811411k066 was almost suspended
, in the city,
CLYCINNATA, August 7.—The .eclipse
this afternood attracted great attention.
The housetops. and elevated points were
all occutitedoJ 'Vile sky was cloudless and
the wind from N. E. At the stme•of the
greatest obscuration, about bait past live,
gas was lighted liven in the toweref the
Fire Departm ent,aud a deep,strange shad
ow settled down upon the en tirecity. The
atmosphere bad a yellowish., afipearance
and indistinct (amide were in the western
horizoo. Stars could be distinatly 46811.
The day was cool throtighout and the
meiotic's , down to 70 degrees at the time
of the greatest obsenration.. fdan!t per
sons went out on the western and south
ern trains to points higher.
AT NEW vgitg.
NEW' ORK.Aug. 7.—The gartialeelipse
of, the sun wskobserved by •httndreds
of thousands of eople in this vicinity. '
Daring a portion p of the timelight clouds
passed before the face of the' can but did
not to any degree offset the sublimity of
the epedtaele. When the eclipse .was at
its height the rays of , the sun presented
to the naked 050.5 wavKappearencatlike
those of the aurora borealis. and the
clouds m that portion of the heavens
were a rich rose color. Astronomers say
no protuberances of the sun. were &sea
, AT SAN FRANCISCO.
SAT; FRANOISCO , AugAst 7.—The solar
eclipse commenced in % this city at the
precise moment strono
mers, and at three r. M. the obsouration
WiinorNcrrori, DIU., August 7.—The.
eclipite COmineneed at Washington.
Dover Co,; Ind., at four o'olook c eitchton
minutes and forty secohds; total ob.
sensation itt , five o'orook and eighteen
AT, AUGUST 9, 1869
AT PHILADELPHIA .
PHILADELPHIA, A.ugust 7.—T he eclipse
:was only a Darnel success here. Part of
the time the sun was obscured by heavy
AT NYASHINGTOIC CITY.
Au gust T. —the eclipse
was wlnessed by many persons on house
tops and throngs everywhere in the
BOSTON, August 7.—The elipse was ob
soured here by clouds.
Susquehanna Railroad Imbroglio—Com .
pticated State of Affairs. ,
[By Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.l
ALBANY, August 7.—The excitement
Lathe Susquehanna railroad imbroglio
continues. Yesterday Judge Peckham,
on the application of the Ramsey inter
est, appointed Hon. H. R. Pruyn as Re
ceiver of the road, and Superintendent
Van Valkenbnrg was put in charge
of the office. This forenoon, on
going to the office, he found
Mr. Herrick had been there, opening
the doors of his private rooms, where
upon he called in several men and sta
tioned them at various doors, with or
ders to let no one pass in. Soon alter
Jas. Fiske, Jr., of New York, appeared
and demanded admission. He was
refused, whereupon he • pretiliced
papers showing he had been an
pointed Receitifer of the road by
Judge tarnard, of INew York,.and, call
ing on several men he had•with him, de
clared Ida 'intention of forcibly taking
possession. Van Valkenburg appeared
and informed Flake firnyn
had been appointed. receiver, and he
(Van Valkenburg) had -been put in
charge of the office, and ordered Win
(Fiske) and his party out: A melee en
sued, which resulted in Fiske and his
party being ejected. Still Fiske remain!,'
ed, making a noisy demonstration, when
the Superintendent put him in ch arge of
an officer to take him to the station
house. Mr. Flake accompanied the officer,
but on showing his payers, and no one i
, appearing against him, he was dia.
charged. He then returned to the office.
and in an interview - with Superintendent
\Nan Valkenburg informed that gentle
man he had been in twenty each scrapes
but never met with the man who dared
1 to face him and discharge his duty as he
had. He further said he wanted jest '
such a num,'-and if he lost in this tight he
wanted blm to come to him in New York.
If he won, he wanted hint to stay here:
Thus the matter stands at present, noon.
later—The Common lkatincil have jest
hold a meeting and removed Herrick, as
representative •of the city in the Board of
Directors of the Susquehanna Railroad,
and appointed Hon. Ely Perry in his
place. Mr. Herrick was also Vice Presi
dent of the Company, and is at the head.
of the opposition to the President, Mr.
The latest development in the Susque
lamina railroad war is the arrest of Mr.
Fiske for contempt of Judge Peckham's
order appointing Mr. Pruyn F.eceiver.
During the day Mr. Fiske prothiced pa
pers purporting to have been issued by
some Judge in Now York, directing -the
Sheriff of this county to place Messrs. ,
1 Flake and Coatter in possession, to oust
ail intruders and enjoining Means.
Pruyn and Van Valkenburg from
taking any further._ - action in con
fanatic n with the read. Wavle the
Sheriff was proceeding to execute these
orders, the counsel for the Ramsey party
called attention to the tact that the •pa
pers lacked legal . seals and mild not
have come (ram New York today,
•whereu pen the Sheriff desisted end went
off to take advice. Then Mr. Flake was
arrested, as stated above. wentetr to ob
tain bail, and Judge Peckham. will, de- -
1 , tide on Monday who is ffteceivei.
in S itte eve c r ti a o l o m e o w se ere inj se rin md enon t a w a s nd wne co r u n L L, ter
and the affair has become so complicated
that it is almost impossible to get at the
elect state } The 'Ranasay partty., how
ever, appear to have the advantage,
though Mr. Fiek'has been hard at work
a ll dap to throw them. Some of the best
legal talent in the State has been engaged
on both sides. t
1 Araunr, Augeas B..—Tbe exciting Sus.
I quebanna railroad war will be renewed
to-morrow with Ancreased spirit' and
vigpr. Alderman Herrick, who was re
moved on Saturday .by the Common
Council as city representative in the
board of directors, regards, the action as
illegal and will pay no attention to it.
He is also recognized ea Vicertasident
by a majority of the board of directors.
Regatta : int Toronto—Meavy Cropr.
fay Telegraph ao the Plasm:ale Gesstte-3 e
TonONTo. August .7.—One of the best
`regattas ever held took.place here to•day.
Moat of the stores were closied in the af
ternoon, and not lesa than five thousand
persons ,witnesied, the race. The last
race, in ' which intense interest was
shown; was a four-oared race, ont-rigged
boat, distance four.miles, fort enty-tive
dollars. It. was won easy the St.
Johns crew in 'tWentylstx minutes -and
thirty seconds. - ' •
A' published. statement of the result of ,
the harreat friam.every township in On
tariff, 'stows a , yield :: never before
equalled.' , .
FOUR O'CLOCK, A. X.
NEWS BY CABLE.
LBy Telegraph to the Pittsburgh Gazette.)
LONDON, August 7.—The prospectus
the West India and Panama Telegraph
Company has just been issued. The de
sign is to connect South America with
Europe and the United States by means
of a cable from Cuba to Central America.
The Times, today; has an article on
the dpel yesterday between Cassignac
and Gustav Flonrens. It concludes as
follows: better days are in store for
France, if the Emperor is really bent on
'opening a fair field fer political contests,
we shall look for a gradual and final dis
continuance, of appeals to the sword,
which only escape being ridiculous when
absolutely necessarily atrocious."
The Spectator, today, has an editorial 11
on the difficulties between Turkey and I
Egypt. The writer says it is fortunate
that the Sultan and Viceroy always want
money, otherwise war might result; but
the western powers are likely to put a
pressure on the disputants, and make
Ismail yield and the Sublime Pot te ex
A dinner was given to the members of
the Yacht equadron at Cowes Castle yes
terday. J. G. Bennett, Jr., and many
other Americans were present. Bennett's
yacht Dauntless remained at anchor yes
terday. declining to enter the contest.
The British Government have refused
to grant an exequoter to James Haggerty,
appointed consul of the United States at
Glasgow. The Government base their
refusal on the ground that Haggerty was'
connected with the Fenian movement.
A complete Government for the Hud
son Bay territory will soon be formed.
McDougal will probably be appointed
Lieutenant Governor and Rose Minister
The Marquis De Lavalette has arrived
The Dablin.Freeman, referring to the
statement made by Mr. Bruce, Home
cocretary, in the .House of Commons,
concerning the treatment of Fenian
prisoners, says_it has reason to believe
be has been isled by prison officials
into 'justifying the treatment of the
prisoner Bosse. The facts are known
and will be the subject of farther inves
tigation, which will show the severities
practiced upon him have been concealed.
LoNnozs, Midnight —ln the House of
Commons to-night, the Canada Loan
Bell was read for the third time and
LoNnori, August S—vta French Cable.
—The Saturday Review, in an article on
the approaching international boat race,
says; If the Harvard crew show any
thing new in rowing we shall be glad to
see it. If she proves' able -to relieve the
monotony of Oxford succe&a, we think
Oxford herself will be grateful - for it.
The resolution to surrender the peculiar
ities of our 'own system, and accept
the only conditions under which.
it was possible to make the match,
cannot be estimated too highly. At the ,
same time the Hamel ds made a grea_
concession in taking a coxswain, and the
boldness with which they challenged the
Oxfords on their own grounds deserves
sympathy and admiration. The writer
concludes by hoping that the treatment
of the Americans during their visit will
be such as to encourage its repetition.
The Harvard boat was out for practice at I
Putney yesterday, with Lyman and Faye,
reliefs, who lately arrived from New
York. The Oxford crew are Making good
practice daily tinder Sangborne. Not',
withstanding previous reports to the con
trary, die date of the race has not been
finally decided upon.
CormvxrriNori.E, August 7.—A pro
posal was made.in the Counsel,yest - r lay,
to demand thepresence at Constantino•
pie of Pasha, to report on his
proceeulngs In Germany, France and
England. •It is said the representatives
of the great powers in this city interpos
ed to prevent this step. It is probable
the Viceroy will come here next month
and remove all unpleasant feeling be
fore the opening of the Suez Canal. '
PARIS, cia French Cksbfe, August 7.—lt
is rumored in Cairo that Ismail Piesha
will go to Constantinople in obedience to
Pao demand of the Sultan.
CONSTANTINOPLE, August B.—The
oulty which has arisen between the Sub
lime Porte and the Viceroy of Egypt; is
in a fair away of being satisfactorily sad
peaoefully settled. The foreign powers
have advised Ishmael Pasha to pursue a
moderate conrlie and disavow all inten
tion of producing a rupture.with the Sul
MADULD, August 7.--Several priests
and other parties nerve been arrested at
Astoria. Some were armed and bad
Carnet proclamations in them possession.
Skirmishes are reported between the
troops and bands of Carlistsin Catalonia
in which nine insurgents were killed,
and many, wounded and captured.
Savartjas, the Carlist chieftain, has fled
In consequence of the' Participation Of
[ the clergy ht the attempted rising of the
[ Carliste, blinister Zoulla has promul
gated a decree ordering the Blisbopa to
issue circulars to the clergy of their re
spective dioceses, recommending obedi
' enoe to the laws and threatening to with
draw the power to preach and hear con
fession from all who are hostile to their
Paris, August 7.—The La Frantz has
a report that the leaders of the Carlist
moverftent have inst held a conference
in the South of 'France, at which they
resolved toenterSpain and make another
appeal to the people to decide for Don
Gustav Florenir, who was wounded in
a duel with Paul Casslgnac yesterday,
is to dgy pronounced out of danger. •
PABIaI Augur 4 7.—via French Cable.—
The Senate have appointed a Committee
to examine the Senatus Consullum. The
Commltaste has organized as a bureau by
electing - M. Rouher, President and M.
• • , AUSTRIA.
YLEris,a, Angnet 7.--AI a Maatill Pf .
the Hutigarlan delegation, *esterasy,
M. Paleky made a speech applauding
the course pursued by Beron Von Beust
towards Germany, and also praising his
policy on the Eastern question.
QUEENSTOWN, Aura 7.—The steamer
C utai.from New Yor , arrived yesterday.
QumeNsrowN, August B.—The steam
ship City of Baltimore, from New York,
July 31st, arrived at ilo'clock A.M. on
the way to Liverpool.
The steamship Idaho, from New York,
July 28th, arrived to-day on the way to
SOUTRAIIPTON, August B.—The steam
ship Rhine, from New York, July 29th,
for Bremen, arrived to-day.
Aucust B.—The steamship
Brittania, from New York, July 24th, for
Glasgow, arrived to-day. ,
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Lorpow, August 7-Evening.-Consols
for money, 9234: for account 93®9354.
Five -twenty bonds. 83%, and quiet; at
Frankfort, 88 1 4Q)88%. Eries, 19X; Illi
nois, 9414. • .
la.vEnroot, August 7.-Cotton market
is a shade firmer; sales middling upland
at 12%: Orleans 13(4)13%; sales amounted
to 12,000 bales. California white Wheat :.
10s. 10d.; red western 9s. 713.1598. Bd.
Western Flour 248. European Corn 268.
6d. Oats 3s. 6d. Peas 41s. Pork 101 s.
6d. Beef 908. Lard 70s. 6d. Cheese
625. 63. Bacon 625. Spirits Petroleum
714 d.; refined 18. 7d. Tallow 478. Tur
pentine 27i. 6d, - -
Loivnolv, August 7.-Tallow is quoted
at 455. 9d.@)46.1. .
HAVRE, August 7.-Cotton : on spot,
16814 f.: afloat 1591.
ANTWERP. August Z. -Petroleum is
Quoted at 513 4 1. .
HAVREj August 7.-Cotton afloat closed
FRANKFORT, August 7.-Five-Twen
ties closed at 8834.
PARIS, August 7.-Bourse is - very
strong. Rentes at 73f 27c.
PuANsvouv, August 8.-Five•Twenty
bonds 88;4@8£33.4._ :
Admiral Hoff Relieved—Union League
Committee`— Expected Visit of the
—Cabinet Meeting—Cuban Advice!.
[By Telegraph to teePlttebtirgli Gazette..)
WASHINGTON, August 7, 1869.
ADMIRAL HOFF BELIEVED. .
Dispatches were recently sent from the
Navy Department to Rear Admiral Hoff,
commanding the squadron in Cuban
waters, ordering him to leave the squad-'
ron in charge of the senior officer next
in command and proceed with his flag
ship, the- Albany, to Portsmouth, New
Hampshire. It is, therefore, probable
Admiral' Hoff will be home Ina few days.
" • icsws Emma Cush,.
Advices from Cuba to the.3oth of July,
r e ceived in this city to-day, state that th
Spanish troops intheinsurrectionary diev.
Arida have been reinforced - by ail the dis
posable forces on the Island, preparatory
to active operations. In Chico Villas
District there have been several con
tests, in which small parties were
engaged, _but in every instance
;the Spaniards were defeated. It
is reported that in these engagements the
Spanish loss in killed. wounded and
pris3ners amounted to nearly four hun
dred. Reinforcements are sent princi
pally to the district commanded by Gen.
Jordan. and the campaign promised to
be active, but on account of the setting .
in of the rainy season bath parties are
compelled to suspend operations.
Ifolcmin is reported. to be in tne
possession of the rCultans, with its
fortifications and Cespedes' gov
ernment will be removed to that place,
as the position is a very strong one. The
Cabana contrive to be reinforced by vol-'
unteers from the United States. Two
hundred and twenty.tive, recruited in
Indiana, Ohio andEentucky, succeeded
in landing on the 28th"and joining Que
sada's forces. They , carried with them
arms and ammunition and a large sup•
ply of camp equipage. The health of the
Cubans is stated to be good.
VISIT or THE rit...tc3l Eliparss.
It is understood that in the event of
Empress Eugenie making a tour of this
country, the Navy Department will be
advised by the commanding officers of
the United States squadron in Europe in
time make preparations for her recep
tion. T he French fleet to' Convoy the
Empress across the Atlantic will, in that
even probably' . be escorted by Rear
Admiral. Radford in his flagship, the
UNION 'LEAGUE COMMITTEE.
The National Executive Committee of
the Union League of America, which
usually convenes in New York, will meet
stthe Union League House,Plilladelphia,
on the llth inst. Provision will be
made for the elections ie Texas and Mis
sissippi. The delegates from these
States have arrived.
It is believed the most important sub
ject which will engage the attention of
the Cabinet on Tuesday next will be our
relations with Spain concerning Cube,
when it is probable there will be a full
discussion of further instructions to our
Minister at Madrid.
The amount of fractional currency re
ceived from.the printing division of the
Treasury Department for the week
amounted to $113,600; shipments, 8213.-
824. Bank currency issued. $105,540;
amount outstanding, $199,746,751.
The report that Secretary Boutwell
-contemplates an early trip to San Fran
cisco is probably • premature, as the
Treasury authorities here have no infor
mation whatever of such an intention on
the part of the Secretary.
A dispatch received at the Treasury
Department announces, the' death by
drowning on the 4th inst., at St. Marks,
Florida, of Thos. A. Stegner, Collector
of Crtstoma at that place. . •
Several heads of departments and bu
reaus have already commenced prepar
ing their annual reports.'
D. Harris, colored, late candidate
for Lieut. Governor of N'ireinia, has en
tered snit against the owners of the Bal
timore .steamer Kennebec for ejecting
Lim frotn.the steamer's cabin.